RailRiders’ Josh Olerud named International League’s top executive

Josh Olerud isn’t one to talk about himself. So when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders team president, COO and general manager had the chance to comment on being named the International League Executive of the Year on Thursday, he immediately deflected to the rest of the front office. For Olerud, this honor spoke most about the effort […]

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Triple-A National Championship Notebook: IL president Randy Mobley happy with turnout

MOOSIC — It was still over an hour until first pitch and fans were working their way through the front gates of PNC Field, but Randy Mobley was happy with what he was seeing. After months of planning, stressing and hard work, the Triple-A National Championship Game was finally here. “This is going to sound […]

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Triple-A National Championship is finally here and the RailRiders front office is ready

MOOSIC — Josh Olerud is ready. David Abrams is ready. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders front office and game day staffs are ready. All the preparation is over. It’s finally game day. The Triple-A National Championship Game is here. “Everything’s setting up for a fantastic day and we wish Durham and Memphis a lot of luck, although […]

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RailRiders catcher Eddy Rodriguez ‘99 percent’ sure he’s retiring

MOOSIC — There was a point when Eddy Rodriguez wasn’t confident the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were going to make the playoffs. They were on the road in a series against the Pawtucket Red Sox in the first weekend of July. The team had just watched some of its best players go to the bigs for the […]

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SWB RailRiders front office ready for Tuesday’s Triple-A National Championship Game

MOOSIC — Josh Olerud and the rest of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders front office have been planning for Sept. 19 for more than a year now, since the franchise was awarded the Triple-A National Championship Game in Aug. 2016. From a year-plus of preparation, down to months and weeks, the clock to first pitch has just […]

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SWB RailRiders manager Al Pedrique happy with how team finished, even in defeat

MOOSIC — A somber Al Pedrique stood outside of his office after Friday’s season-ending 6-4 loss at the hands of the Durham Bulls in Game 4 of the Governors’ Cup Finals. He wished there was one more game. A shot to repeat. One that would never come. But at the same time, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders […]

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Missed opportunities end SWB RailRiders’ season in Governors’ Cup Finals against Durham Bulls

MOOSIC — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders had their chances Friday night, bringing the tying run up to the plate in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. But the three runs they scored in the bases-loaded opportunities weren’t enough. A two-run home run by Durham third baseman Daniel Robertson proved to be the difference, as the sixth-inning […]

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Cooper, German power RailRiders over Durham to tie Governors’ Cup Finals

DURHAM, N.C. — When Garrett Cooper stepped up to the plate in the first inning, there were two outs and the bases were loaded. Cooper was still searching for his first hit with the the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, playing in his fourth game with the team. Although the 27-year-old had to grind it out at-bat after […]

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Off to Durham: Kingston native made trip to Governors’ Cup Finals

DURHAM, N.C. — When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders punched their ticket to the Governors’ Cup Finals after beating the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday, Dick Devans knew he couldn’t miss it. He had booked a flight to Durham by Monday afternoon. Devans, a 67-year-old Hanover Township resident and Kingston native, is a game day assistant with […]

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Pitching, defensive miscues sink RailRiders in Game 1 loss in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. — Al Pedrique said the key to success in the Governors’ Cup Finals would be good pitching and good defense. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager was right. However, it was the RailRiders’ shortcomings in both areas that proved to be the difference. The Durham Bulls posted a three-run first inning that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre couldn’t come […]

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